Top comedian to open Bike Fest

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The upcoming Queenstown Bike Festival will open with a barrel-full of laughs.
 
Auckland comedian Joseph Harper will present his acclaimed show, ‘Bikes I’ve Owned Versus Girls I’ve Fallen In Love With’ on March 29 at the Crowne Plaza. 

The second 10-day bike festival will offer more than 20 competition and social events. 

Harper’s 75-minute show was nominated for a Billy T award at last year’s NZ International Comedy Festival.
The comedian calls himself a “backyard cricket commentator, plain clothes bicyclist and nipponophile” with “a Charlie Brown view of the world with dreams of a kind of plebeian zen”. 

His show will be preceded by the inaugural ‘Made in New Zealand’ bike awards. 

Festival director Geoff Hunt is encouraging bicycle builders from over the country to show off their creation. 

Entries will be displayed in the shop window of R&R Sport Queenstown in the week prior to the festival. 

Tickets for the opening night, including a casual dinner, are $85. 

They can be purchased at the Crowne Plaza hotel or by contacting the Southern Traverse office on 441-8215.